Here’s an interesting article published by Waves on how to create depth in your music without the use of delays and reverbs.
The perception of “depth” is an important factor in creating a tangible sense of space in your mixes and can be a great way to create interest, tell the story of your song sonically, and immerse the listener into what feels like a new world.
There are lots of ways to create depth in a mix, the most obvious being through the use of reverbs, delays and other time-based spatial effects. While these are undoubtedly excellent mixing tools and certainly have their place in presenting the aural illusion of a sense of space and depth, there are also other ways to ehnahce depth.
First, we’ll need some background knowledge on how the ear perceives sound.
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